Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has sent a birthday message to Alhaji Shehu Shagari, a former President of the oil rich country.
President Jonathan who eulogised Shagari for his patriotism and democratic values.
His message which was posted on his Official Facebook Page
Reads: “Today, I want to wish a genuine Nigerian patriot, President Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR, a happy birthday. Since the time you were ‘Beckoned to Serve’ you have consistently demonstrated the humility of a servant leader. As a democrat per excellence, you always reached out to all the peoples of Nigeria in persuasion rather than dictation. On behalf of my family and the people of Nigeria, I felicitate with you and your family as you mark your 88th birthday and pray for God to give you a long life of further service to Nigeria. Happy Birthday sir. GEJ”